The Live Healthy Iowa Kids Run starts at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Register Now!
Packet pick-up for the Kids Run takes place Friday, October 16 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as a part of the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo inside Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center. Packet pick-up will also be available Saturday, October 17 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the registration tent on the Walnut Street Bridge.
The Live Healthy Iowa Kids Run features a family-friendly out and back course along Walnut Street utilizing the same start and finish line as The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race. Distances for the Kids Run vary based on academic grade level, however children may participate in the distance that is best suited for their personal development.
|5th and 6th||7/10 mile||9:15 a.m.|
|3rd and 4th||1/2 mile|
|1st and 2nd||1/4 mile|
|Kindergarten and younger||1/8 mile|
The first 600 children registered in the Live Healthy Iowa Kids Run receive a race number/bib, special gift and commemorative Iowa Games medal. View photos.
REGISTRATION SPECIAL Entry in the Live Healthy Iowa Kids Run is $10, or $5 if an adult registers for The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race, to be held at 8:00 a.m. The IMT Des Moines Marathon Kids Run presented by Live Healthy Iowa Kids will follow The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race at 9:15 a.m. Both races will start and finish on the Walnut Street Bridge in front of Simon Estes Amphitheater. Post race activities will take place on the Walnut Street Bridge with Justin Roberts performing a free concert at 10 a.m.
AGE APPROPRIATE RUNNING Slightly older children still interested in participating in a running event on marathon weekend may be ready to enter in The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race as a run/walk participant with a parent or adult guardian. Children between the ages of twelve and fourteen may even consider training for the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon. The IMT Des Moines Marathon encourages safe and proper training for any of our running events. Consult a family physician before embarking on any type of running program with your children.
The Road Runners Club of America does not recommend for a child younger than the age of fourteen to attempt completing a long distance running event such as the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Their bodies are not developed enough physically to meet the demands of this level of strenuous activity and endurance. Examples may include leg muscle development and electrolyte replacement. FUNdamentals of Youth Running
TOBACCO POLICY For the safety and enjoyment of all participants and spectators the Live Healthy Iowa Kids Run and Justin Roberts concert will be substance-free. The family-friendly concert is free for all to enjoy. All alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited at this event. Tobacco includes, but is not limited to: cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snus, snuff, etc. This tobacco and alcohol free policy applies to all event participants, volunteers, and spectators while in attendance.
This applies to all areas along the Live Healthy Iowa Kids Run course, including the start and finish line along Walnut Street Bridge . This also includes the Simon Estes Amphitheater area during the Justin Roberts concert following the conclusion of the Kids Run. Appropriate signage will be posted in visible areas along the course on the day of the event. The event planning committee, event participants, and volunteers will be notified of this policy. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be asked to refrain from use or will immediately be dismissed from the event.